Here is a funny WiseCracker video sent to me by Cycle Jerk who says it's "A forehead slappingly brilliant idea! Great Job." It's really the simplest upgrade you can make to your bike...
Here are some photos of Tim's new 29er steel single speed. It features 4130 chromoly tubing from Nova, Paragon sliding dropouts and a Paragon BB shell. Geometry is setup for a Fox F29 front fork and a 'tall baseplate' from Chris King to aid in fork crown clearance at the down tube. Cable routing is straightforward with hydro-stops only for the rear brake. The seat tube slot faces forward to keep water and mud from getting trapped inside the seat tube. It ships out today to beautiful Boulder, Colorado and stay tuned for the first ride report...
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 11:19 AM
I'm just finishing up a single-speed race bike for a local customer John and it turned out sweet. As shown it weighs in at 22.5lbs and has a mixture of high-end parts from White Industries, Phil Wood, Hope, King and Fox. At the start of the project, John and I worked with Karl at Silicon Valley Cycling Center to optimize the 'race fit' required for this new machine.
John has dual citizenship in the US and Britain and this theme comes to life in the unique color scheme and buildup of this bike. The frame is designed and built in the USA using the finest Easton Ultralite tubing available. It features an American flag on the seat tube and a British flag on the top tube along with black ENO cranks from White Industries and Hope Pro 2 hubs and Tech X2 brakes.
The rear triangle features my signature sliding dropouts which makes it easy to change rear cogs depending on the race course, conditions, etc. Look for John and this bike at upcoming Bay Area races....
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 3:32 PM
The first two months of 2010 have been hectic. Balancing work, family and my passion for bikes has never been this challenging! This blog has suffered as a result but now I'm finally getting back on track.
Pictured below is Nigel's brand new steel road bike. As shown it weighs in at a svelte 16 pounds. The frame is built with a mixture of steel tubes from True Temper and Columbus. The heart of the frame is the True Temper S3 front triangle with its bi-ovalized down tube. Front end geometry is setup for the Edge Road 1.0 carbon fork. The paint scheme is inspired by the new Lexus ISF sports sedan's Ultrasonic Blue Mica color. Nigel designed the custom graphics and overall pro-look....and it looks sweet. Fitting and pro-build by Shama Cycles in Houston, TX.
Posted by Mike Ahrens at 8:41 PM